Yates Mill is the centerpiece of a 574-acre park and wildlife refuge. In addition to taking a tour of the mill, at Historic Yates Mill County Park you can walk trails, watch migrating waterfowl and other wildlife on the 20-acre pond, fish from designated areas, and enjoy a peaceful visit with nature. The park facilities include a visitor center and museum focused on milling and the area’s natural history with classrooms, an auditorium, and research space for N.C. State University faculty and students.
The park is managed as a native wildlife refuge with a mission to study and interpret the area’s cultural, natural and agricultural heritage — therefore pets are not permitted except for certified assistance animals.
Come visit us soon!
Historic Yates Mill County Park
4620 Lake Wheeler Road
Raleigh, NC 27603
The park is open seven days a week except for major holidays, from 8 a.m. to sunset.
Free admittance to the park grounds and center. Small fee for mill tours.
Call 919-856-6675 to book a tour or visit the park web site for more information.
The mill is 5 miles south of downtown Raleigh and 2.8 miles south of Interstate 440.
(view on Google maps)
Take exit #297 from I-440 (same exit as the Farmer’s Market).
Go 2.8 miles south on Lake Wheeler Road. The park entrance will be on your right, just past the NCSU Poultry Field Research Station and just before the traffic light at the intersection of Lake Wheeler and Penny roads.